Hermitage is proud to announce the hiring of both Mike Kreiner and Steve Friedman. Mike and Steve will be joining our National Accounts division as Account Directors, calling on businesses and accounts all across America.
Mike Kreiner brings with him 25 years of experience in the lighting industry, with the majority of time specifically in National Accounts in the restaurant and retail markets. He has successfully worked to establish strategies that maximize efficiencies and value throughout the sales process, resulting in winning accounts and developing exclusive relationships with some of the most sought-after customers in the industry.
With his prior experience representing lighting manufacturers, including Holophane, Hubbell and Cree, he is very excited about the opportunity that a long established and respected distributor offers for the next chapter in his lighting sales career.
Steve Friedman joins the Hermitage team with 40 years of National Account experience and knowledge from the manufacturing side of the industry.
Steve was most recently with Cree Lighting, where he was a Vice President & Director of Strategic National Accounts for the past seven-and-a-half years. Prior to that, Steve was with Security Lighting, a division of Hubbell Lighting, and was the VP & General Manager from 1998 to 2012, after rising through the ranks. He first joined the new manufacturing company as a salesperson and then served as National Account Manager through 1997.
Steve has been working with Hermitage and the generations of the Fleischer family since the late 1980s, when they became his first national account distributor customer. This successful relationship has been maintained since, and it seems fitting that this great partnership has now brought us together on Team Hermitage! Steve looks forward to further success on the distribution side of the business and the value of unlimited product offerings that this opportunity will make available in servicing national account customers.